Everyone look out for one another. We could all be a little more kind. A little more patient. A little more understanding. The world is watching and it’s up to us to decide how we heal from here. LA is still under lockdown and the National Guard is set to arrive in the next two minutes (Midnight May 31st). What happened in Minneapolis to George Floyd is unforgivable and it’s a tragedy that we need to address. There’s good in all of us and I hope we can all see that in each other. Let’s protect one another, our communities, our families and look out for those who can’t. We’re stronger together.
FIXIE GOONS Ride Outs are always a good time. If you’ve never been to one, I suggest you mark your calendar and come out. They happen at the end of every month here in Los Angeles. Bloc Boi Fame leads the pack and wrangles together the crew. Which usually turns out to be a couple hundred people. All of which are more than decent at keeping that front wheel up.
Terms like “Don’t panic” & “Keep that wheel up” are often hollered throughout the pack.
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San Francisco is best known for one thing, hills. Steep ones. The kind of hills that make you go “please tell me we’re not walking up that”. The kind of hills that give you a nose bleed by the time you get to the top. Those hills.
For the 3rd year in a row we celebrated the Red Bull Bay Climb hosted by Mission Crit & and yours truly, James Grady. Set with an amazing backdrop, this 3 block course runs grades of up to 21% degrees. Enough to make even the spectators tired. @SLAMDUNKERNIE & I were on the scene with our camera in hand ready to capture all the action.
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Slum and I were at the Bombtrack Groundwork event last week and there was a mass of new bikes, 32 total. One of those stood out from the rest and it wasn’t even designed for myself, or any other adult, to ride. The Bombtrack Beyond: Junior was created so kids didn’t have to stay home while the parental units were out getting rad.
To me this seems like a logical product for a bike manufacturer to create. Honestly, who’s Facebook feed isn’t filled with baby photos and announcements? We’re all getting older and starting families, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop going on adventures and Bombtrack realized that.
The Northern Sierras of California are a quite a special place and even more so… if you mix in gravel bikes. I’ve known about the Lost and Found race for awhile but hadn’t felt 100% ready to tackle the 100 mile gravel grinder until this year and man, was it totally worth it.
The race kicks off in a mass start for everyone in the 102 mile format (there’s also a 67 and a 35 mile format). This mass of cyclists is lead at the very front by highway patrol eventually leading us to our first gravel road. We’d spend the next 8 1/2+ hours peddling through what seemed like every type of gravel mountain terrain imaginable. It had been raining heavy yet sporadic in the Sierras leading up to the race, providing ample mud pits with even snow still present on the course in numerous areas.
Well I made it to the mountain, but didn’t end up riding much of the actual race or dirt sections of this on / off road alleycat. Shout out to everyone who towed me up the hill, LA TRACKLOCROSS for throwing the event and Golden Saddle Cyclery for letting us loiter. There’s another Tracklocross race happening this Saturday and this time it’s going to be on a closed course. More details HERE, check out screen shots from this video below and we’ll see you at the next race.
Happy Cinco De Mayo Y’all. MASH SF always throws the best events, and on 5.5.19 we all got together in the park to celebrate the Anniversary of the shop on Sanchez st. With a ramp, a race, a bunch of parts for sale and plenty of food to go around we all had a blast getting gassed in the grass. Which looked a lot more green in person. I kinda got a thing against green grass and made it brown instead. (Concrete is king) Keep your eyes peeled for the video that we’ll drop on Monday and until then check out more photos below. CLICK HERE >>
Going the distance. The Wheel Talk video premiere / long jump contest popped off and here’s the proof. We had fixies sending it more than 15+ feet off the sketchy ramp that we brought to The Island. Speed was key. I can’t wait to make a video piece from all the action, so keep your eyes peeled and we’ll be having more premiere’s like this next month. Holler at me if you’re interested in hosting one of your own.
Shout out to Mission Workshop for letting us host the premiere at their house and MASH SF for keeping the fire burning.
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